Geography: 10 Questions

  1. Which landlocked African country has a lowest point higher than the summit of Ben Nevis, making it the country with the highest low point in the world?
  2. What is the capital of Sierra Leone? The name reflects the city’s founding as a haven for ex-slaves from America.
  3. Oscar Niemeyer is associated with the development of which planned capital city in the 1950s?
  4. What is the name of the river along which the major port wineries of Portugal are situated?
  5. Piraeus is the major port serving which capital city?
  6. What is the name of the tallest mountain in South America?
  7. What is the only major island of Indonesia that is predominantly Hindu, rather than Muslim or Buddhist?
  8. Aside from Russia, which is by far the largest of the states which formerly comprised the Soviet Union?
  9. What is the newest nation in the world (nation being defined as any country represented at the UN)?
  10. Which two US states are perfectly rectangular in shape?

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  1. Which landlocked African country has a lowest point higher than the summit of Ben Nevis, making it the country with the highest low point in the world?
    A: Lesotho
  2. What is the capital of Sierra Leone? The name reflects the city’s founding as a haven for ex-slaves from America.
    A: Freetown
  3. Oscar Niemeyer is associated with the development of which planned capital city in the 1950s?
    A: Brasilia
  4. What is the name of the Portuguese river along which the grapes for port wine are predominantly grown?
    A: The Douro
  5. Piraeus is the major port serving which capital city?
    A: Athens
  6. What is the name of the tallest mountain in South America?
    A: Aconcagua
  7. What is the only major island of Indonesia that is predominantly Hindu, rather than Muslim or Buddhist?
    A: Bali
  8. Aside from Russia, which is by far the largest of the states which formerly comprised the Soviet Union?
    A: Kazakhstan
  9. What is the newest nation in the world (nation being defined as any country represented at the UN)?
    A: South Sudan
  10. Which two US states are perfectly rectangular in shape?
    A: Colorado and Wyoming

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